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Old 08-15-2007, 05:01 PM
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Microsoft has teamed up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce new memory chips that cut down on the amount of power used by the system and "reduces the soft error rate".

According to TSNC, the new 90nm chips have been in production since the first quarter of 2006 and they have started implementing them on Xbox 360 systems recently.

TSNC says that the chips consume less power, and therefore it might be safe to assume, they run cooler. This news would coincide with rumors that Microsoft is trying to use smaller processes to reduce the amount of heat produced by the console, in an effort to fix and of the "red ring of death" issues.

The move signals Microsoft's shift to correct the errors stemming from overheating problems suffered by millions of Xbox 360 owners.

The company recently dolled out over $1 billion in repair costs to fix problems with Xbox 360 systems that are already in the hands of gamers.

Hopefully we hear that Microsoft is embracing cooler Xbox 360 CPUs as well, as they seem to be the main heat source that is effecting the system.
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